9781107012264 hardcover 1107012260 hardcover 9781107628335 paperback 1107628334 paperback
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
"The three decades after the end of World War II saw the rise and fall of a particular version of liberalism in which the state committed itself to promoting a modest form of economic egalitarianism while simultaneously embracing ethnic, racial, and religious pluralism. But by the mid-1970s, postwar liberalism was in a shambles: while its commitment to pluralism remained, its economic policies had been abandoned, and the Democratic Party, its primary political vehicle, was collapsing. Schiller attributes this demise to the legal architecture of postwar liberalism, arguing that postwar liberalism's goals of advancing economic egalitarianism and promoting pluralism ultimately conflicted with each other. Through the use of specific historical examples, Schiller demonstrates that postwar liberalism was riddled with legal and institutional contradictions that undermined progressive politics in the mid-twentieth-century United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Kadish Library copy is author's inscribed copy to the CSLS.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Forging postwar liberalism 2. Ed Rainbow's problem 3. The phony commission 4. A tale of two propositions 5. 1966: a terrible year for George Johns 6. "The day of the minstrel show is over" 7. Forging rivals, shattering liberalism.
KFC572 .S35 2015
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.